The Sound of Silver
The stalwart saint and the redeemed rebel. One is fighting for faith, the other for honor…
After Dirk rescues Gwyneth from the Iconoclastic Fury, she discovers that faith is sometimes fragile—and hope is not as easy as it may seem. Gwyneth continues her quest to learn more about the love of God preached by Protestants she once distrusted.
Meanwhile, Dirk’s quest is to prevent his sullied name from staining hers. Will his choice to protect her prove the undoing of her first faltering steps toward a Father God? Once separated, will Dirk and Gwyneth’s searching hearts ever sing the same song?
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About the Author
Rachelle Rea plots her novels while driving around the little town she’s lived in all her life in her dream car, a pick-up truck. As a freelance editor, she enjoys mentoring fellow authors in the craft. A homeschool graduate and retired gymnast, she wrote the Sound of Silver the summer after her junior year of college.
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Rachelle-Rea/e/B00RZHIL1Q
Although Gwyn and Dirk love each other, they still have a lot of problems to overcome if they are ever to marry. First of all, Dirk is still being blamed for the murder of Gwyn’s parents and it will take a bit more than Gwyn’s testimony to clear him of the charge. Then, Dirk decides it would be safer for Gwyn if he left the country, drawing away the danger. Will their love and newfound faith survive the challenges ahead?
The second book in the Steadfast Love Series by Rachelle Rea, The Sound of Silver continues Gwyn and Dirk’s story. Love, danger, and even suffering mold the lives of the characters as they reach out to each other and do their best to follow God’s will for their lives. And finally, their hardships pay off with a joyous ending.
Gwyn and Dirk spend a good portion of the book apart, trying to complete their goals and just survive. It is pretty sad for their romance, as they miss each other dreadfully most of the time, but it gives the author a chance to introduce another handsome gentleman who has known Gwyn all her life and been in love with her for just as long. This of, course, adds a new level of interest to the novel as you wonder whether Gwyn will eventually fall in love with him instead.
A good thing that I noticed was that Gwyn grew so much during this novel. Much of her trauma and grief healed throughout the story. She had other problems to deal with, but she became more stable and confident as a person as well as growing in her faith under the mentorship of an older Christian woman.
On a different note, the setting was obviously well-researched. The historical details of the country’s laws and government, the religious turmoil, the medicine technology, and many other small details makes the story come alive within the culture—as least, as much as it can since no one alive today has actually experienced it.
Overall, The Sound of Silver was a lovely historical romance. I look forward to reading the third book in this series and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a historical romance—starting with book one, of course!
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
There is a Goodreads giveaway of a paperback copy of The Sound of Diamonds going on until October 15. You can enter it here: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/157129-the-sound-of-diamonds
There is also a giveaway of The Sound of Diamonds, The Sound of Silver, and a cute quote from The Sound of Silver written in calligraphy. You can access it here: http://rachellerea.com/silver-celebration-and-giveaway/